Sunday, March 7, 2010

I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Sweatshop Clothes!

Calling on UT to 'bare all' and 'uncover' the factories that their suppliers use to the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights monitoring organization set up by students!

Stop by the West Mall on Thursday, March 11th to sign a petition, learn about the WRC, and check out some sexy Oxfammers!

check it out on facebook

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Year, Same Mission: Make UT Sweatshop-Free

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."
Desmond Tutu

Now is the time for us to longer be neutral!


Throughout Oxfam UT's lifespan they have accomplished big things; from getting fair trade coffee in the residence halls, to the dirty gold campaign with Balfour, Oxfam UT has a lot to be proud of. This year I hope that we, as a coalition of students, activists and people united in the cause of human rights can add Make UT Sweat-Free to the list of accomplishments. In the coming days and weeks I will use this blog as a vehicle for getting through our cause. Tomorrow I will be attending the United Students Against Sweatshops National Convention in Knoxville, Tennesse and I plan on learning as much as I can.Come back soon and check out our outline and plan of action for this semester, as well as a quick lesson on "Sweatshops 101"

Next Meeting is this Tuesday and we will be having a course on making everyone have pro-status for understanding the Workers Rights Consortium and what the hell we working for!!

Billy Yates
Make UT Sweat-Free